Business news from Ukraine


12 January , 2022  

Odesa Sea Trade Port handled 22.565 million tonnes of cargo in 2021, which is 3.4% less than in 2020.
According to the website of the SOE Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA), the port handled 19.987 million tonnes (7.5% less) of dry cargo over the past year, liquid cargo – 2.578 million tonnes (47.1% more).
The dynamics of the volume of dry cargo transshipment under the main items in the nomenclature is as follows: grain in bulk – 6.832 million tonnes (6.8% less); containers – 671,532 TEU (3% more); ferrous metals – 4.930 million tonnes (16.9% less); and other bulk (refractory clay, ore, feldspar) – 473,100 tonnes (44.6% more).
“The past year passed for the port under the sign of overcoming the pandemic crisis. In the first half of the year we had a 13.6% gap with the indicators of 2020. In the second half of the year, our partners – stevedoring companies reduced the gap by more than three times… In this context, the record grain harvest in Ukraine came in handy. Operators of port elevators, carriers, the entire transport and logistics structure of the port turned out to be ready for a sharp increase in the volume of grain, starting from August,” head of the Odesa seaport authority Maksym Lapai said.
Currently, transshipment of goods at Odesa seaport is carried out at 16 terminals. All terminals are operated by private companies with the status of port operators.
According to the USPA, the largest increase in cargo turnover over the past year was demonstrated by Olimpex Coupe International LLC – 1.383 million tonnes (45.7% more versus the result of the year before), Novotech-Terminal LLC – 2.524 million tonnes (13.2% more).
The leader among Ukrainian terminals for transshipment of containerized cargo – subsidiary company CTO (a subsidiary of German holding HHLA) in the reporting period was able not only to maintain its position in 2020, but also to increase its indicators to 390,806 TEU (5.1% more).